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   :: from Mike BlarowskiAug 31, 2000
Accept the Challenge race results are here! Accept the Challenge race results are here!
The Accept The Challenge cross country mountain bike race took place on Saturday August 27th in Stony Plain, Alberta. Here are the race results. In case you're wondering, I just got back from a 2 1/2 week MTB vacation.
   :: from Danny LarocheAug 30, 2000
Hidden Pleasures Hidden Pleasures
"Hidden Pleasures" is local boys riding local stuff film from the kootenays (where riding is sick).
   :: from Rick RossAug 29, 2000
The Ridge Trail The Ridge Trail
Here's a taste of some cross country out of Bellingham, WA USA. I shot the video on August 23rd, coming down from Galbraith/Lookout Mountain on the lower portion of "The Ridge Trail".

Sweet freeriding, it ain't. But that's good, because compared to Pinkbike skills, I am merely an insignificant worm of a mountain biker. No, wait, not a worm... more like a slimy, parasitic fungus that has covertly attached itself to the unwiped ass of said worm!
Soundtrack: The Reverend Horton Heat
   :: from Craig MackayAug 28, 2000
Riding in Salmon Arm Riding in Salmon Arm
All you bikers in Salmon Arm or anyone that may want to stop in on their way through...Green Mountain Cycle has launched it's new website. It has local trails, links, bulletin board, log your ride, and a MTB email chat list you can sign up to.
   :: from CoyoteAug 28, 2000
Bear Closures Bear Closures
A bumper berry crop has attracted an unusual number of bears in the Banff/Kananaskis area and there has been displays of aggressivity. In the last few days, at least 3 bear attacts have been reported, all of which included Grizzlies.

Unless you really want to be front page news on the Calgary Sun, make lots of noise when biking in bear-prone area, particularly before blind corners and respect all bear closures.
There are several bear closures in the Banff/Kananaskis area, and information on them is available at:
   :: from AaronAug 23, 2000
Panorama Frosty Fest Mountain Bike Race AND Party Panorama Frosty Fest Mountain Bike Race AND Party
The Ultimate End of Season Bash!
September 30 & October 1, 2000.

On the weekend of September 30 and October 1, 2000, The Canadian Rockies' newest mountain bike destination, Panorama Mountain Village, and Altitude Events Inc., are hosting the Frosty Fest Mountain Bike Race and Party, presented by Sunlight. The format includes Cross-Country, Downhill, and Team Relay racing plus a Saturday night theme party. The Festival offers racing for everyone from beginners to pros and aims to include the entire family in fun. Special accommodation rates are being offered by Panorama for the weekend (call 1-800-663-2929 for reservations). When not racing you can access the many other activities this Intrawest Mountain Resort has to offer; from golfing and swimming to it's many bars and restaurants.

Don't miss this event as it promises to be fun for the whole family.

For more information or to register contact
   :: from RadekAug 23, 2000
Pinkbike T-Shirt Contest Pinkbike T-Shirt Contest

We want to make some TShirts for the web site. These will be used in all sorts of promotional events and give aways.

We are looking for some CooL riding quotes and phrases that will go on the back of the TShirt. Submit your ideas and the Top 3 will be used in the design. The winners will receive free TShirts.

   :: from Greg SmithAug 22, 2000
Logging on Quirk Creek & Wildhorse Trails Logging on Quirk Creek & Wildhorse Trails
I wanted to submit a report about the Quirk Creek & Wildhorse Trails, #50 in Doug Eastcott's Book.
Quirk Creek & Wildhorse trails is now a patchwork of clearcutting and access roads. In several places on the wildhorse trail, the path is obliterated with only red diamond trail markers to lead the way. It's enough to put a XC rider in a grumpy mood.
It seems the government had sold the logging rights in this area before Kananaskis became a "park". There is also ongoing logging scheduled over the next twenty years between Cox hill and Moose mountain in the valley around the oil well.
   :: from Jikke StegemanAug 21, 2000
Torque Baby Mountain Bike Challenge Torque Baby Mountain Bike Challenge
What: Torque Baby Mountain Bike Challenge #6
40 km Point-To-Point X-C - 70% single track
Shorter version Citizen Race and for those 14 and under Downhill Race (chair lift ride up)
Learn-To-Ride Clinics Learn-To-Wrench Clinics
Gary Fisher Demo Days
Big, awesome pasta feed Saturday night with entertainment

: Kimberley Alpine Resort, Kimberley, BC
When: September 16 & 17, 2000
Who: Young, old, beginner & elite
Why: Because Kimberley has some of the best single track mountain bike trails around and we know how to put on an awesome event!!! Cash & Product Prizes Draw Prizes, including a Gary Fisher bike Event T-shirts for volunteers and x-c finishers
   :: from RadekAug 21, 2000
Funny race video Funny race video
This one was sent in by about a dozen people. I'm not sure what the source is but it's been making the rounds on emails all over the world. This is the one where one XC racer shoves another and they both wipe out. Hey look at me, im editing the pinkbike news! Mwahahahah!!!
   :: from RadekAug 20, 2000
North Shore and Woodlot Video is online! North Shore and Woodlot Video is online!
Here is the North Shore and Woodlot Video from our Road Trip on August 1, 2000. We spend 3 days there and had some wicked riding. The Woodlot in Maple Ridge had some great stunts and natural terrain. The builders there are putting up some elaborate architecture and it's starting to rivaling some of the best stunts on Grouse. We did a few trails on Seymore, one of which was Aftertase, which was scheduled to be torn down later that week. On Grouse, we hit "Walk in the Clouds", "Circus", and a few others.
It was a great time but like always, too short. Can't wait to go back.
For extra download speed the video is mirrored on these servers.
   :: from RadekAug 17, 2000
New Poll is up New Poll is up
The old poll was "What kind of racing are you into?". 1495 people voted and the most the most popular was XC with DH in a close second. In the new poll let's see what kind of travel you all have on your bikes.
   :: from RadekAug 17, 2000
North Shore Video North Shore Video

The North Shore video from our trip a couple of weeks ago is done! It is by far better than anything we have done so far. It is longer as well....two songs, and weighing in at 35 Megabytes.
Before I can put it online for everyone to download, I need to take care of some server bandwidth issues due to large traffic this file will get. It will only take a couple of days I hope.

In the meantime if anyone has the bandwidth and would like to mirror this file please let me know and we can make it available to everyone right away.

   :: from RadekAug 16, 2000
Another winner of a Wintergreen MTB seasons pass Another winner of a Wintergreen MTB seasons pass
Eric Phillips wins this weeks give away of a MTB Season's pass at Wintergreen. We are giving away a pass every week, so to be eligible for this random draw. Good luck and happy riding!
   :: from Derek BisbingAug 16, 2000
More Video More Video
Here is another cool video from the boys in Edmonton. This is at Fort Saskatchewan.
   :: from Doug EastcottAug 16, 2000
Mount  Norquay Bike Closure Mount Norquay Bike Closure
Here is the official word from Banff National Park and Parks Canada. You should be able to find all the information in these releases.
   :: from Aaron TaylorAug 15, 2000
Trials Competition Trials Competition
There will be a trials competition at Canada Olympic Park on Sunday August 27th. It is called the Itchy Fingers Trials Comp. The registration begins at 11:00 and the competition starts at noon. There are two classes: The beginner class is for people who can static hop and do small wheelie drops. The expert class is for people who can rear wheel hop (Rachet) and do bigger drops and gaps on their rear wheel. The cost for the contest is ten dollars and will be a fun atmosphere rather then a competition type atmosphere.
   :: from MimoAug 15, 2000
Whistler Action Whistler Action
Yep! We survived a week of riding/partying in Whistler BC. We rode tons of crazy trails - most of them considerably longer and steeper than those around here. It was really nice to ride in a region that is totally bike friendly. Many of the trails are set up and sanctioned by the city. In fact, we met the environmental co-ordinator for trail maintenance while out riding! She was taking a few out-of- towners like ourselves out for a tour, and gave us a run- down of how things work around the valley. Very interesting stuff.
   :: from Alicja Gados, Mike BAug 10, 2000
Lake Tahoe Trip. Lake Tahoe Trip.

Today some boys and girls are heading out to Lake Tahoe California for a week of riding! We are all looking forward to everything but the drive, which is about 26 hours. The hardest part is driving thorough the Nevada desert, where daytime temperatures have been reaching almost 40 degrees in the last few weeks. However Lake Tahoe itself has temperatures much like Calgary's: in the high twenties. The riding there is sandy, with big trees (should look out for those...) with fairly dry soil. The vegetation on the ground is sparse. The big tree canopy catches all the sunlight. Tahoe is one of the most beautiful places...the lake is pure, deep, warm and clear. These trips are even better when you are going with good friends to ride... Peace! - Alicja

Look out for story and pictures from our trip. I'll be back in two weeks.

   :: from Mike BlarowskiAug 9, 2000
Trail maintenance days on Aug 12 and Aug 19-21st. Trail maintenance days on Aug 12 and Aug 19-21st.

Reading through our forum I have found some good trail advocacy and maintenance messages. Now is your chance to act on it. On Saturday August 12 there is a volunteer trail maintenance day in K- country. Areas that are to be worked on include Yamnuska, Chester Lake, Cox Hill and a couple other locations. Please email Laura from CMBA at lldyck@hotmail.com to get more info or to volunteer.

   :: from Mike BlarowskiAug 9, 2000
PinkBike.com in Bike Magazine PinkBike.com in Bike Magazine
Many of our friends and visitors have noticed a write- up about PinkBike web site in this months issue of Bike magazine. Grab yourself a copy and check us out in the Local Knowledge section (Western Canada).
   :: from Mike BlarowskiAug 8, 2000
Cactus Cup & Canada Cup #4 race results are he Cactus Cup & Canada Cup #4 race results are here!
The Canmore Nordic center was a busy placelast weekend. The Cactus Cup Mountain Bike Race Series took place on Saturday August 5. This event included time trial, dirt criterium and a team relay race.Check out the Cactus Cup race results. Sunday was the round #4 of the Canada Cup cross country series. Canadian Cycling Association sanctioned race.
   :: from RadekAug 7, 2000
What a great weekend we had! What a great weekend we had!
So it's 5am and Mike and I just got back from the North Shore after a weekend of great riding. We had it all. Awesome trails, drop-offs, sky bridges, broken bottom brackets, great locals, and even dislocated shoulders. You could not ask for anything more. We have a ton of footage so look for a full video of it shortly.
   :: from RadekAug 3, 2000
We are off to the North Shore. We are off to the North Shore.
The Pinkbike road trip 2000 got under way last Friday. About a dozen riders headed off to Nelson to tear up the trails and shoot video. Four days in Nelson proved to be exciting and challenging as one of the riders Mark Hames, had a nasty wipeout off a large huck and had to cut his trip short. (We'll miss ya Mark. Get well soon) Next on the schedule was Rossland. A few days of fast single track, steep surfs, and great locals was enjoyed by all.
No trip would be complete with out a few days on the Shore. Most of the boys got there last night, and I'm flying in today to join them for the long weekend. We are fortunate to have some of the guys from www.nsmb.com to show us around and take us on some of the more challenging rides. It will be interesting to see how a bunch of flatlanders like us do out there. The plan is a to spend two days on the Shore and one day over in Maple Ridge at the Woodlot.
We will be bringing back a bunch of new footage, so stay tuned for a new video in the following week.
   :: from Aaron McConnellAug 3, 2000
Volunteers needed for the Cactus Cup, Canada Cup E Volunteers needed for the Cactus Cup, Canada Cup Event
If you would like to volunteer for the Cactus Cup/Canada Cup this weekend please contact Jennifer at jenmae@telusplanet.net or call toll free 1-877-678-1635.
   :: from Kristen ClimieAug 3, 2000
Runners wanted to test new Nike product developed Runners wanted to test new Nike product developed by local company.
Dynastream Innovations looking for volunteers to field test our new and exciting technology!! The sdm[triax 100 will be commercialized by Nike Inc. in the Fall. Subjects will be required to run or walk 4-6 laps. Test time: 1 hours. Cool t-shirt and the chance to be the first to try the product!! More info at www.dynastream.com,
   :: from Mike BlarowskiAug 3, 2000
Results - Sunlight World Challenge Cross Country r Results - Sunlight World Challenge Cross Country race
Here are the race results from the Sunlight World Challenge all abilities Cross Country race held on July 8th at the Canmore Nordic Centre.

   :: from MimoAug 2, 2000
Vacant lot blues Vacant lot blues
Ah yes... What is summer without fun in the vacant lot? And what if that vacant lot happened to have a big hole dug in it? And let's just say that big hole happened to have big beautiful piles of dirt around it? And say a bunch of your insane friends showed up with a bunch of shovels, beer and bikes?
Well, you would have a good ole' fashioned Ramp Buildin' party - that's what you would have! And that's just what happened last Friday night! Under the skilled direction of New Zealand's own 'Dr. Downhill' Alex, we constructed a wicked tabletop jump. Dr. Downhill then schooled us mortals (notice the difference in vertical between the pros and the mimos!) on how to best make use of air...
This was followed by the world renoune basement sounds of the 'Vino Festival' Jam Troupe - who recorded a splendid rendition of their now famous "Spider Man" cover in beautiful drunk-punk style...Check it out! and be sure to visit the home of the Vino's on )
(Video edited courtesy Gord McDowell, who is a fine, fine fellow!)
   :: from RadekAug 2, 2000
Voice your opinion in the Pinkbike forum. Voice your opinion in the Pinkbike forum.
Check out the http://www.pinkbike.com/forum/ Talk about various issues, plan out rides and trips, find new people to ride with, find out about new trails, complain that the DH riders are too slow up hill, complain that the XC riders are too slow downhill.. - Wait...forget about the last two. Smile

Take a look at the thread about trail closures on Mnt. Norquay.
   :: from MimoAug 2, 2000
Mt. Norquay Trails - The Real Story. Mt. Norquay Trails - The Real Story.
Having been hashing things out on the Forum, I decided to get the facts from the source. So I contacted Parks Canada, and subsequently spoke directly to a Warden in Banff. Here is the deal:
   :: from RadekAug 1, 2000
Another winner of a Wintergreen MTB seasons pass Another winner of a Wintergreen MTB seasons pass
Carolina Danielewicz wins this weeks give away of a MTB Season's pass at Wintergreen. We are giving away a pass every week, so to be eligible for this random draw.
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